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New Year 2019

We wish all our Friends and visitors a Happy and bird filled New Year and hope to see you in 2019.

26th March

Another decent arrival of migrants occurred this morning dominated by 35 Firecrests along with three Woodcocks, 25 Goldcrests, two 'Continental' Coal Tits, 18 Chiffchaffs (including a Paris-ringed bird) nine Redwings, eight Black Redstarts, a Wheatear and two Grey Wagtails.

Seawatching was fairly unproductive in the near calm conditions but by the end of the day a total of 670 Brent Geese and 22 Wigeon had passed through and four Mediterranean Gulls and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull were feeding offshore, 
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla   Dungeness   25th March 2016
A Paris-ringed Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita  Dungeness 25th March 2016
A Stoat was seen today.

During the week around the rest of Dungeness - uo to six Black-necked Grebes were showing on New Diggings and two Spoonbills and two drake Smews were feeding in the pools along the entrance track to the RSPB today. A Red Kite flew over Hammonds Corner, New Romney this morning. Little Ringed Plover, Swallow and Sand Martin have all been seen on the Reserve.